Five years ago, Mufasa was a kitten, living with his owners in Yuma Arizona. He went missing and his owners never gave up hope that they would find him again.
Fast-forward five years to the San Diego Humane Society. Mufasa was surrendered to SDHS by his current “owners.” Standard procedure at the shelter is to scan all pets for microchips. Mufasa’s microchip revealed that he actually belonged to someone else!
Mufasa’s original owners now live in Oklahoma City, and were overjoyed to hear that Mufasa had been found. They immediately flew to San Diego to retrieve Mufasa, who seems to have remembered his first human family!
You can watch a local CBS News video of this amazing story HERE.
Many Pit Bull parents will tell you that they’ve never owned a sweeter dog, but the Pit Bull suffers from a scary reputation, due in large part to some irresponsible owners who have cultivated aggression in their dogs.
The word Pibble is being used more and more to help rehabilitate the Pit Bull brand. According to a recent article in The New York Times, Pibble is joining the word Pittie and some other cute nicknames to help convey the sweet and gentle nature of this loyal and loving breed.
According to dog breed experts, the public perception of the Pit Bull has improved since the years when dog fighting rings were often in the news. But people can still be afraid of them, and unfortunately some are still raised to be intimidating guard dogs.
Pit Bull advocates are eager to spread awareness about the true nature of this misunderstood dog, and feel that the smile-inducing name Pibble can help win over hearts and minds.
Need some proof that the Pibble is a big love bug? Meet adorable Willie, who spent years as a chained dog, before finally finding a real home:
Florida’s Amendment 13, a measure to ban commercial Greyhound racing, was approved by 69% of voters in the state. Thanks to this new legislation, Greyhound racing will be phased out over the next two years. Good news for dog lovers interested in adopting retired Greyhounds!
In California, Proposition 12 was on the ballot. Prop 12 was approved by 61% of California voters. This measure will establish minimum space requirements for farm animals (egg-laying chickens, veal calves, and breeding pigs). It will also ban the sale of meat and eggs from farms that don’t meet the space requirements.
Do you know the animal protection laws in your state? You can find out by clicking on the interactive map on the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s website.